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Nova Launcher: Lost the App Drawer Icon

Easy to fix. Just hard-press on the desktop until the query for Wallpapers, Widgets, Settings shows up. Select Widgets, and select (what on my list is #1) - Nova Action. Once placed, it turns into a ...
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How to add a folder in a secondary tab?

Edit the folder from within the app drawer as if you were editing an app. (Long press the folder and drag it to the "Edit" option at the top). From there you can check/uncheck which tab(s) you wish ...
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how do i add a shortcut to homescreen in #materinova launcher?

That's because they are sorted alongside all the widgets. That's not very intuitive but at least they're here!
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How to change search engine in Nova launcher?

Firstly, remove the Google Search bar. After that, hold anywhere in the homescreen where there ins't any icons. Click "Widgets". Then browse to the widget of the search bar of your choice.
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Widgets and Notifications on Android 5 (w/ HTC Sense and Nova Launcher)

I think it shoud be in your lockscreen settings and there should be an option to disable or enable status bar on lockscreen. My phone has it I think yours should have too. Its a privacy keeping ...
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Certain applications icons are missing in Nova Launcher

As a developer, I believe it's because there are no GUI that are set to appear on the launcher (example: "Contacts Storage" only stores contacts, and it's shown as an app in "All" apps). This is ...
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Certain applications icons are missing in Nova Launcher

I'm not going to hijack bmdixon's answer. What do you see on your app drawer? Do you see the (blue) APPS and WIDGETS tab? If not, then maybe Nova launcher is not active launcher.
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Certain applications icons are missing in Nova Launcher

They are probably hidden. If you go to Nova Settings > Drawer > Hide Apps do you see them listed there with ticks next to them? If so, un-tick them and they will re-appear in the drawer.
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Nova Launcher -Google problem

Fixed, thanks to XDA thread-Default launcher resets every time i use the google now pointed out beeshyams. As recommended in that thread, I installed an app called Launcher Switcher and I found one ...
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Add URL to homescreen

For anyone searching: Fennec Fdroid can do that with a little detour. Create a bookmark for any page and then edit that bookmark -- you can then enter any URL you like. For the bookmark, you can ...
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Main app's icons overlays in Nova Prime's widgets

what is its source: is it caused by recent change to Contacts or Nova Prime? Rahul in comments has pointed the reason (thanks Rahul). It is an OS feature introduced from Oreo (and the likely reason ...
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Creating launcher icon to Google Play Store's "Manage apps & device" page (preferably in Nova launcher)

Long-Press on the Play Store shortcut. My Apps will be among the option shown. Long press on it to move it to your screen an create a shortcut. Press the icon to open Manage apps & device.
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default home app / launcher reset after Adnroid 11 update

It looks like the upgrade messed up the default home app setting. Good news: it's really easy to fix: Settings / Apps & Notifications / Advanced / Default apps / Home app After the uprade, this ...
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How can I stop the status bar from hiding?

Nova Launcher has dozens of settings for its Home Screen layout and personalization. Included is a Notification bar setting, which allows the device owner to hide it on the Home Screen. It can be ...
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App installed from apk, but not in app drawer and in settings

Seems like a spying apps which can install in stealth mode and never being detected. Try with ADB commands to check if it appears in the list of installed apps and eventually delete it. Download ...
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Apps to lock screen asks for password after locking

This is a thing to do with the Secure/Smart Lock setup. When using third party apps the system will default to the "primary" method (whatever you set as backup to finger print whether it is PIN, ...
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Opening incognito tab in chrome when swiping on chrome icon?

I found a way to do it by going into swipe action: then to the shortcuts tab: Activities at the top of the list: scroll all the way to find chrome: and tap on (com.google.android.apps.chrome.main)
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Opening incognito tab in chrome when swiping on chrome icon?

I don't believe this is possible. According to this Reddit post it is not possible when writing an app as the Chrome code ignores the request if it is not Chrome initiating it, so an app or user ...
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Nova Launcher displaying wrong icons

Any icon pack (not themes like Cyanogen Mod themes for example) can only apply to launchers and apps not the Android system itself. (Except that the system supports icon packs which is not common in ...
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Different wallpaper for portrait and landscape

You can use an automation app here. Automate Setup a flow like this: (Click image to enlarge) Location of relevant blocks: Interface → Screen Orientation? Settings → Wallpaper image set After ...
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Setting a shortcut icon to switch to another home screen in Nova Launcher Prime

I believe you would need to use a third-party automation app such as Tasker. Nova Launcher is listed in the Go Home section of Tasker documentation as supporting the required action Go Home. For ...
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Lock screen with Nova launcher not showing new icons

First of all, how are you enjoying Nova launcher? There is your problem: Nova launcher replaces the home screen only. It does not alter the lockscreen. For that, you need a custom lockscreen. These ...
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Customizing virtual home button's app launcher

You can use SwipeUp Utility to change the behaviour of the search action (swiping the home button) to launch a different app or shortcut. I've contributed to this app (I helped the author fix a bug) ...
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New icons do not display consistently

This is probably because the icon pack you installed does not have an icon for those apps. Icon packs only include app icons for certain apps and clearly the one you've installed does not cover many ...
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